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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Transient Global Amnesia (Overview)

A sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can't be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke.


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What causes a transient global amnesia?

What causes a transient global amnesia?

TGA: It is involvement of the temporal lobe in a migraine process ---or other process during which you cannot remember recent events. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
9 doctors shared insights

Transient Global Amnesia (Overview)

A sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can't be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke.


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Transient global amnesia treatment?

Transient global amnesia treatment?

Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm and reassure the person of what they are asking about would be my advise. ...Read more

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Can transient global amnesia be cured?

TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes away by itself in 1 to 3 days and is unlikely ever to come back. ...Read more

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Can transient global amnesia be cured?

TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes away by itself in 1 to 3 days and is unlikely ever to come back. ...Read more

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What causes a transient global amnesia?

TGA: It is involvement of the temporal lobe in a migraine process ---or other process during which you cannot remember recent events. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transient global amnesia?

Complete memory loss: Transient global amnesia is a neurologic syndrome in which patients experience sudden, almost complete loss of short-term memory. There is variable involvement of recent memory extending back in time for weeks to months before the event. In < 24 symptoms improve almost entirely, but a bit of memory loss around the event will remain. Rarely associated with stroke or seizure. Cause is not known. ...Read more

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What is a long-term variant or syndrome similar of transient global amnesia?

Stroke: The long term variant is a stroke. Transient symptoms are usually a warning of impending permanent injury. See stroke.Org for warning signs of stroke. ...Read more

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Transient global amnesia treatment?

Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm and reassure the person of what they are asking about would be my advise. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more